Local Deals for Flowers on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is almost here!  If you are planning on buying flowers for your Valentine, here is information about flower specials at several Milwaukee area stores.

Aldi has a dozen roses for $9.99 according to a comment left on our Facebook post. I am a huge fan of Aldi for groceries, however their Valentine’s flowers were of poor quality last year (not sure about this year though).

Pick ‘n Save has roses on sale now through February 14.  A dozen premium roses with filler and greens is $19.99 with a Roundy’s Rewards card.  You can save another $3 on the dozen roses if you buy three 12-packs of Diet Pepsi.  Other bouquets range from $7 for a 10-stem fresh cut tulip bouquet to a dozen rose vase arrangement for $40.

Piggly Wiggly is advertising a dozen rose bouquet for $16.99.

Sendik’s is offering a dozen roses for $14.99.  They also have several Valentine floral arrangements available ranging in price from $35 to $120.

Target is advertising a dozen roses for $17.99.

Walgreens has a dozen roses for $19.99.  Other potted plants and cut bouquets range from $5.99 to $29.99.

Woodmans has a dozen roses for $9.99. They don’t come with any greens or filler.

If you’re looking for a convenient way to get flowers, Locker’s Florist is operating their Drive Thru Flower Store at State Fair Park again this year. They have a complete menu of options available, including flowers and candy.  Bouquets start at $10.  Locker’s Drive Thru is open on Wednesday, February 13 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, February 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Have you found any good deals on Valentine’s Day flowers in the Milwaukee area?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Aldi Launches New Online Photo Service

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Aldi now has an online photo service available. The prices advertised in a flyer I picked up at my local Aldi store look pretty good:

  • Photo books from $9.99
  • Calendars from $5.99
  • Photo gifts from $2.99
  • Canvas prints from $28.99

When I checked out the website I saw that 4×6 prints are only 7 cents each! This beats prices from Shutterfly (15 cents), and Snapfish (9 cents).

The downside with the Aldi online photo service is that you need to pay for shipping.  I have a Walgreens close to my house, which makes it very convenient to use their photo services so I can take advantage of in-store pickup in order to avoid a shipping charge.  Shipping costs for prints from Aldi start at $1.69.

To check out Aldi’s new online photo service, visit www.aldiphotos.us.

3 Ways I Plan to Save Money in September

September 7, 2012 by · 4 Comments
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Yesterday I wrote about the importance of planning ahead. Today I am developing a plan for the three key ways that I plan to save money this month.

Shop at Aldi on Tuesday

Last month I posted a picture on Facebook of a deal that I got on chicken at Aldi (16 pounds of chicken for $0.36/lb!). Dannelle over at Operation $40k responded with a comment that the best time to shop at Aldi was on Tuesday because there are markdowns before the ads change over. Dannelle gave an example of how she scored broccoli for $0.25/lb on a Tuesday. I plan to adjust my routine to shop on a few Tuesdays to see if I can pick up some good deals.

Use Food on Hand

It’s been a long time since we’ve cleaned out our pantry. Each time I shop it seems like the amount of food in our house grows and grows but I seem to find having trouble when I want something to eat. My goal is to sort through all of our food and plan out meals for the rest of the month. As a result, our grocery bills should be lower if I do a good job of using up what we have on hand. Plus, I’ll donate items that I don’t think we’ll use in the next month or two.

Use 2012 Entertainment Book Coupons

I was recently reminded that coupons in the 2012 Entertainment Book will expire on November 1. I plan to go through the book and find which coupons I might use in September or October. Then I’ll let my friends go through my book to take any coupons they might find useful.

Enough about me – what goals do you have for saving money this month?  Please leave a comment!

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